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Dam certain either in Kaiduan or Mandalipau
Published on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Whether people like it or not, the State Government insists on going ahead with its plan to build a dam to overcome long-term water issues in the state.

State Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony said the Government is looking at two locations in Ulu Papar to build it, which is Kaiduan, as planned by the previous government, and in Mandalipau.

"The previous government had a plan to build it in Kaiduan which, when completed, would have the capacity of 1,000 million litres per day.


"After studying the current water supply around Beaufort, Papar, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Inanam all the way to Tuaran, there is a shortage of between 10 to 15 per cent. This means that we still need a dam as an alternative whether we like it or not," he said in reply to Tambunan assemblyman Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan during question and answer time at the State Assembly sitting, Tuesday.

Peter pointed out that water demand from the people and industries keeps increasing and the government, therefore, must find a solution.

He said the government is in the final stages in deciding where to build the dam.

He added if it is to be in Mandalipau, the capacity would be half of Kaiduan. – Leonard Alaza


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